1918-S 50C MS (PCGS# 6576)

2009 CSNS PN

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1918-S 50C MS65 PCGS. Ex: Charles Schultz. More than 10.2 million half dollars were produced at the San Francisco Mint in 1918. Yet the 1918-S is seldom offered in any Mint State grade, let alone at the MS65 level. Either the official mintage figure is incorrect (which is highly unlikely) or the 1918-S was not preserved in significant numbers at the time of issue (which is most certainly the case). Strike is also a factor in explaining the high grade rarity of this early S-mint Walker. Few coins, whether they are Gems or not, display the overall sharpness of detail found on both sides of the present representative. Liberty's hand is sharp and nearly full, and there is soft detail on the eagle's trailing leg feathers. The softly frosted surfaces are covered in delicate gold and champagne iridescence in a subtle manner. Simply put, this coin belongs in a fine collection. Population: 28 in 65, 2 finer (2/09). From The Joseph C. Thomas Collection.
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